#GreenWednesday - Protecting the environment

How can we protect our environment and reduce poverty simultaneously? Here are some of the most popular #GreenWednesday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on protecting the environment - we’d love your input!

  1. Closing the gender divide in African agriculture could reduce hunger:  http://ow.ly/uKBTV  v @guardian #GreenWednesday
  2. Nicaragua: Macario López Meléndez and his wife, Nellys Lanuza, live in Salale, a village affected by climate variability. Through a UNDP project Macario and his community acquired knowledge on sustainable land use and learned how to better use water resources. ©UNDP/Nicaragua
  3. Bangladesh: A boy walks his bike along a narrow mud path. Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to rising sea levels and frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. We work closely with the government in tackling these issues. ©GMB Akash/UNDP Bangladesh

  4. Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Receding forests, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels will exacerbate existing economic, political and humanitarian stresses and affect human development in all parts of the world.
  5. Is it too late to reverse #ClimateChange?
  6. Fact: From 2008 to 2030, world energy consumption is expected to increase more than 55% #GreenWednesday Source;  http://ow.ly/tNB0f 
  7. In #Nepal, bamboo provides a green solution 2 protect against landslides from flooding:  http://ow.ly/tDhuA  #GreenWednesday
  8. A sustainable agriculture can not only create opportunity for future environmental development but also eradicate poverty in the rural area.
  9. Agricultural geeks! As environmental sustainability is under severe threat, tell us for #GreenWednesday: how many organic farming methods and techniques do you know?
  10. In 2011, UNDP began working with national and local partners to pilot inter-municipal cooperation for energy efficiency. The initiative brought together the towns of Gevgelija, Bogdanci and Valandovo, which together have 45,000 residents. Now, through a UNDP-supported programme, municipalities are coming together and pooling resources, staff and expertise to provide particular municipal services, resulting in reduced costs and better quality.
  11. Zimbabwe: Farmers using organic methods for sustainable livelihoods. UNDP helps more than 140 countries to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. ©UNDP/Zimbabwe
  12. Peru: The Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme and UNDP work with farmers in various parts of the country to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods, while generating employment and additional income for the most vulnerable populations. ©UNDP/Peru
  13. Our report on Transforming Markets to Restore and Protect the Global Ocean explores the main causes of coastal and ocean degradation and presents a new paradigm to sustainably utilize open access resources such as the global ocean. It looks at lessons learned over the past 20 years and sets forth a road map to restore and protect our ocean for the next 20 years.
  14. Tajikistan: This man and his sons from Shakhrinaw, built a micro-hydroelectrical station for his village, with UNDP-support. © Mikhail Romanyuk for UNDP
  15. #GreenWednesday Photo: We helped to unblock ...
  16. We helped to unblock spring water and construct more irrigation channels so Pakistani farmers can now grow and sell almonds, grapes, different vegetables and export apples and cherries.
  17. #GreenWednesday Photo: A Zimbabwean woman using organic methods for sustainable livelihoods: v @UNDPZimbabwe pic.twitter.com/zGqa4ZbyDL
  18. Algeria: A farmer happily harvesting vegetables after the foggara (ancient irrigation system) was repaired through a UNDP-supported project. ©UNDP/Algeria
  19. Namibia: A San girl washing her feet at a water well. Currently, just under 900 million people lack access to safe water and over 2.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation. The 2015 #MDG for water is on target to be achieved but with significant regional and national gaps, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. #GreenWednesday #undp #pnud #Namibia #MDGMomentum #MDG7 #water
  20. Lebanon: A husband and wife, beneficiaries of a joint UNDP and UNEP environmental monitoring project, pose for the camera in the field. The project aims to improve the understanding of environmental quality and its implications for the population. #GreenWednesday #undp #pnud #UNEP #Lebanon #environment
  21. RT if you're trying to make a difference in this world through #volunteerism and "green" measures. #GreenWednesday pic.twitter.com/MIXH5ioLO5
  22. Iran: A female villager at the foothills of Zagros where a UNDP-supported project is aiming to mainstream biodiversity conservation. Part of the overall goals of the project relates to the involvement of #local #communities in directly protecting biodiversity in the Central Zagros region, which means enabling the agencies that govern the main economic sectors to incorporate conservation and ecological sustainability measures into their own policies, programs and sectoral practices. #GreenWednesday #undp #pnud #Iran #MDG7 #biodiversity #conservation #environment #sustainable
  23. In Mali, Niger and Senegal, our Community Water
  24. In Mali, Niger and Senegal, our Community Water Initiative (CWI) has brought water supply and sanitation services directly to almost 550,000 people.
    Like and share to show your support on Green Wednesday!

    The CWI is decentralized and demand-driven, inspired by the success of some of our other programmes, such as the GEF Small Grants Programme and Local Facility for Urban Environment.
  25. FACT: The poor suffer most from environmental degradation. Let's change this: on.undp.org/oy4gn #GreenWednesday
  26. How do you think islanders can reduce their ...
  27. How do you think islanders can reduce their vulnerability to climate change?
    Find out more this Green Wednesday: on.undp.org/oMqh7
    Photo: We are helping Tuvaluans adapt to climate change with the support of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Global Environment Facility. / UNDP in the Pacific and PNG
  28. Did you know it takes 12 litres of water to produce just one tomato? #ThinkEatSave for #WorldWaterWeek v @UNEP #GreenWednesday
  29. Sustainable development is not an option, but the only way forward–Read @RGrynspan latest speech this #GreenWednesday ow.ly/om0Im
  30. Did you know pistachio trees are resistant to drought? Read more from @theGEF: on.undp.org/nsUKs #GreenWednesday #GEFSGP
  31. Food security, water supply & cities at risk in a 2˚C warmer world [infographic]:  http://ow.ly/n1Vwb clwbclimatechangeeeGreenWednesday
  32. Kenya: A villager stands in a field in North Kenya, where UNDP and other #UN agencies have been developing food security projects to assist communities manage cyclical droughts. UNDP spends an average of over US$ 150 million annually to increase resilience to natural hazards. #GreenWednesday #undp #pnud #Kenya #drought #environment
  33. FACT: In past 50 yrs, ppl have consumed more resources than in all previous history. Let's be more #sustainable! v @EPAgov #GreenWednesday
  34. Forests cover 30% of planet's land, but 13 mill hectares lost each yr [video]:  http://bit.ly/13PzlHR @UUNEP#RREDD #GGreenWednesday
  35. Forests - The Heart Of A Green Economy
  36. WED 2013 ONE UN Rwanda Think Eat Save
  37. See how poverty reduction & environmental protection can go hand in hand:  http://www.unpei.org / @UNUNEPGrGreenWednesday
  38. A happy coincidence - today is #GreenWednesday AND #WorldEnvironmentDay!!! What will you do for the environment today? #WED2013
  39. Poor & vulnerable are most affected by recurrent & severe natural disasters but also by ecosystems degradation: @RGrynspan #GreenWednesday
  40. "If we fail our environment, we fail to protect our human rights". Join the #post2015 debate on #GreenWednesday:  http://on.undp.org/liozT zT
  41. FACT: 97% of earth’s water is in oceans. Learn about our Water & Ocean Governance Programmes here:  http://on.undp.org/l3G5K 5KGreenWednesdayay
  42. Preparing for and transferring risks, adapting to climate change
  43. Water is life - learn more about Integrated Water Resources Management:  http://ow.ly/k9nNe @UNW_UNW_WWDeeGreenWednesday
  44. More efficient cook stoves using less fuel contribute to protection of forest in #Tanzania:  http://allafrica.com/c/-4ms-e /-GreenWednesdaydnesday
  45. Infographic: There is no 'Planet B' - we need to protect the one we have!  http://ow.ly/i/1LEVj GrGreenWednesday
  46. "Sustainable development isn't only an option but the ONLY option for a shared future in this planet!" @RGrynspan #GreenWednesday
  47. If sea levels rise 50cm along Mediterranean coast, over 2m ppl have to abandon homes, 214.000 jobs lost #arabdrr13 #GreenWednesday
  48. Today is World Water Day! Find out more about ...
  49. REDD stands for 'Reducing Emissions from ...
  50. 'Reducing vulnerability to climate shocks also helps to reduce poverty – it's a win:win!' @HelenClarkUNDP #GreenWednesday
  51. Inspiring: Ppl of Kilifi County in #Kenya protect largest indigenous coastal forest in East Africa!  http://ow.ly/i4C7N eeGreenWednesday
  52. Through environmental education & monitoring, local people coordinate marine conservation efforts in Micronesia:
  53. Way to go! Through environmental education & ...
  54. Being green is not difficult. Here are some tips to support environmental sustainability:  http://bit.ly/NJvfMU  #GreenWednesday
  55. VIDEO: Check out this video about the protection of medicinal plants from One Day On Earth by UNDP in India:
  56. Agriculture starts over in Zubeir after mine-cleaning - click below to find out more:
  57. How can farmers, markets, governments and other
  58. Nature ≠ a drag on growth - quite the opposite: the economy needs nature!  http://on.undp.org/hsnxQ snGdnDevelopmentmeGreenWednesdaysday
  59. Would having reliable energy at home change YOUR life? See other people's votes and cast yours here: ow.ly/hegQt
  60. Would having reliable energy at home change YOUR
  61. Traditional electrification of Croatian villages is 3x more expensive than #solarenergy alternative  http://ow.ly/h3S7i GrGreenWednesday
  62. This indigenous family in Brazil is excited to use its new eco-stove, significantly improving the quality of air they breathe.
  63. A Kaiowá-guarani indigenous family proudly uses
  64. Do you love maths? Even if not, these calculators make it easy to find out your carbon footprint!  http://ow.ly/gSgc1 GrGreenWednesday
  65. Our chief Helen Clark is happy about her solar bike! This photo was taken during her recent trip to Croatia, where investing in clean solar energy helps create jobs: on.undp.org/h0eMK
  66. It's Green Wednesday & our chief Helen Clark is
  67. Did you know? 2011 was the most expensive year on record for natural hazards:  http://ow.ly/gSgK3 GrGreenWednesday
  68. Even a crow knows how to keep the environment clean!
  69. It's Green Wednesday today | Even a crow knows ...
  70. You can only be as well as the environment you live in is, this village in #Thailand teaches:  http://on.undp.org/gEc9O EcGreenWednesdaysday
  71. 31.5% of ppl in #Bangladesh live in poverty & depend on natural resources for their livelihoods:  http://on.undp.org/gshiU shGreenWednesdaysday
  72. Check out our Facebook album showing our work around environmental protection: ow.ly/gC8LQ
  73. Monks save the forest in Cambodia! Read about a
  74. Click below to get more information on our work on environment and energy!